Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Course Overview:

This course is designed for people who hold a Certificate III, or have experience in a residential aged care facility, or in-home care. Ageing support work involves using personal discretion and effective judgement while working with individuals, as well as having a high level of responsibility and certain supervisory duties.

Graduates of this qualification will have the capability to deal with both the physical and emotional demands of personal care, and be able to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in an Aged Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes:

  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Care Team Leader
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan
  • Government funding*
*Program funded by the Queensland Government, eligibility applies

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.


This qualification consists of 18 units, 15 core and 3 electives.

Core Units
  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE003
    Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCAGE004
    Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS006
    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and well being
  • CHCCCS025
    Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003
    Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPAL001
    Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    Implement falls prevention strategies
    Assist clients with medication

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 11 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and
  • Police Clearance and
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) (international students)

*Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.

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